She moved to New York and worked as a secretary. One day she was spotted by photographer Jerry Tibbs who took some pictures of her and later she became a model for camera clubs - places where most nude photographs were produced. She had no inhibitions, a lot of charisma and great looks, so she became a hit very soon.
She started appearing in bondage and sadomasochistic photographs in 1952 which made her the first bondage model; she was wearing leather costumes, high heels and acting either like a dominatrix or a submissive woman. She also appeared in some movies involving the same themes and although they were rated as pornography they never involved nudity or explicit sexual content and she also never appeared in sexually explicit scenes in her career. She had her photograph taken for Playboy and was even the Playmate of the Month in January 1955. Unfortunately, the company who was producing the controversial photos was closed due to the fact that such pictures and movies were considered too obscene for that time. Also, there was a case of a young man who died while being tied up during sex which stirred the media even more.
In 1958, she was no longer a model but started attending church very often. She wanted to become a Christian Missionary but wasn’t allowed due to the fact that she was divorced, so she tried to get back together with her first husband, but things didn’t work and they divorced again. She married again in 1967 to Harry Lear but this marriage ended in divorce too.
After a nervous breakdown she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and she spent more than a year in a psychiatric hospital. She wasn’t in the spotlight anymore until the 80s when the media regained interest in her after a few of her photos were published. She did a lot of interviews and resumed her celebrity status.
In 2008, she died after suffering a heart attack.